The Oceania Freestyle Football Federation Inc in association with the sports world governing body, the Freestyle Football Federation (F3) are proud to launch their new website this week (www.of3.com.au) to co-incide with the celebrations for World Freestyle Football Day this Sunday September 1.
Created in 2010, this day has grown to become a common meeting ground for the rapidly growing sport of freestyle football with thousands of people across 6 continents of the world taking to the streets of their towns and cities with footballs to participate. Anyone can take part – all you need is a ball. The best pictures and videos submitted through Facebook (@allyouneedisaball) and Twitter (@F3ontheball and #worldfreestyleday) will win a range of prizes.
The day is led and inspired by the finest freestyle footballers on the planet, who now have a real pathway to be World Champion with the creation of the 1 & 2 star World Ranking Series plus the professional 6 stop F3 World Tour of which the Oceania & Australian Champion Curtis Maher is one of the 16 competitors and he will be hosting a meet in his native Brisbane on September 1.
The real push on the day though and the mandate of the new website is encourage more people into the sport as OF3 President and F3 Events & Communications Director Paul Harvey said “We are noticing more people juggling and performing tricks now especially at football & futsal clubs and with the new website & World Freestyle Football Day we want to encourage these people to make themselves known to us and get involved with the sport. Freestyle has many benefits in terms of your 1st touch when playing the game but also a great sense of achievement when you land a new trick & teaches you some great life lessons like persistence & discipline in learning the sport.”
If you can’t make the meetings on Sunday then please check the website out as it has details on the official Freestyle Events plus how you can get involved with the sport including Trick Tutorials plus get your club or school involved with the fun entry level competition that has been created the Freestyle Football ‘Juggle Off’ which clubs are being encouraged to take part in over the next couple of weeks. It is simple to run as part of your training session & all the details can be obtained by filling out the details on the website where you will be sent an information pack.
To join in, make sure you follow www.facebook.com/freestylefootballaustralia and www.of3.com.au from today, to learn where the meetings will be happening in a town near you on September 1 between 11am & 1pm
Spread the word and keep Freestyling!